The video game industry’s biggest night, and one of the Internet’s biggest live stream events, is about to get even bigger. Today The Game Awards announced that its 2017 gala event, scheduled to air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Thursday, December 7 in 4K Ultra HD format, will celebrate the best games, eSports, and members of the gaming community with a live stream available on more than 16 gaming and digital streaming platforms, including localized versions for Chinese, South Korean and Japanese audiences. In addition, fans will be able to vote on select categories using Facebook Messenger, Google Search, Twitter DM, and at TheGameAwards.com.
Hailed by The New York Times as “The Oscars of the gaming world,” The Game Awards reached over 8.5 million viewers in 2016. The show brings together game industry creators, eSports champions, digital influencers and Hollywood names for a night of awards, exclusive game world premieres, new game announcements and musical performances. The Game Awards is available to watch for free across almost every major mobile, desktop and console devices used to play video games. Live distribution partners for 2017 include AfreecaTV (South Korea), Facebook, GameSpot, KakaoTV (South Korea), IGN, NicoNico (Japan), Mixer, PlayStation Store, Steam, Tencent (China), Twitch, Twitter, UOL Jogos (Brazil), Xbox Live, YouTube (in 4K Ultra HD), and more to be announced. Highlights will also be featured in a Snapchat Live Story.